Well, here are two attempts at this month's Scrap365 Sketch Challenge - thanks to Morag Cutts for the sketch, which you can see in my previous post or there is a link to Scrap365 on the right.
This first one is all about making the decision to sign up to eHarmony and trying to take a photo for my profile - it's much harder than you would think! I ended up with one or two pictures I could use and a whole load of me falling about laughing!
For this page, I've used Basic Grey Porcelain patterned papers and the bracket shape was a piece of Kaiser Craft Duchess Collection. The smaller bracket shapes were hand cut from Core'dinations cardstock and Stampin' Up! patterned paper and there's a small strip of paper lace from Paper Cellar www.papercellar.com . Embellishments include a Cosmo Cricket Spinner Card bought from Paper Maze ages ago www.papermaze.co.uk, a Vintage Tag from Stampin' Up! and a couple of Filmstrips cut with the Tim Holtz Alterations die on my Cuttlebug. Recycled items - some buttons, a piece of the necklace I'm wearing in the photo and a couple of Scrabble tiles.
I still have to do some journalling - I've left a space to the right of the pictures.
This second page shows me a few months later with John - we had only just met when this picture was taken, but we already knew ... and a year after this we were married. Blimey!!!
For this layout, I've used patterned papers from My Mind's Eye and Stampin' Up! and the leftover piece of Kaiser Craft paper from where I'd cut out the bracket shape on the first layout. The small bracket shape is an Artisan Elements Frame from Pink Paislee www.pinkpaislee.com (I got some of these in a kit and can't wait to play with the rest now!) I used a lot of distress ink on the frame, the flowers, alphas and papers to pull everything together.Recycled items - the beer mat brought back from a holiday, unwanted embroidery silk donated by a friend, and of course me and John, courtesy of eHarmony!
All I need to do now is work out how to link this post to the Scrap365 Sketch Blog...